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Old 11-11-2012, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For those who served

Can we take time out and thank all those who served and are serving their county. Often it means a great deal to simply acknowledge them.

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We just got back from three weeks in Florida.

I was impressed last night when we were flying out of Tampa and heard an announcement that serving military personnel in uniform could board a flight (didn't catch where it was going) along with first class passengers.

A small but fitting recognition of their service.

I explained our national two-minute silence at 11am today (11/11/11) to a few Americans and they wished it would happen there too.

We observed it in a security line at Heathrow and were pleased that no-one made a sound.
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We just got back from three weeks in Florida.

I was impressed last night when we were flying out of Tampa and heard an announcement that serving military personnel in uniform could board a flight (didn't catch where it was going) along with first class passengers.

A small but fitting recognition of their service.

I explained our national two-minute silence at 11am today (11/11/11) to a few Americans and they wished it would happen there too.

We observed it in a security line at Heathrow and were pleased that no-one made a sound.
I would buy a Poppy every year I lived in the UK and observe the parade down the Mall for the laying of wreaths, there are several celebrations here in Florida and across the nation. Also several restaurants offer free meals to vets.
We must always remember.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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One son serving now, his older brother a multi purple heart recipient, me , my wife, my dad and every male in my family since they landed on the potato boat have served at least one hitch. Some donated their lives some their limbs, some just got lucky. Am sure if all of them were alive now they would all agree it is an honor to be able to serve in the cause of freedom and liberty ( and mostly for your buddies serving with you).

Went through all their pictures last night going back to the Spanish American war through today.

Here is a pic of a visit to my relatives killed in D Day, 2 of them on the first morning/night St Mere Eglise buried in teh first two sections of the American cemetary in Normandy, the French do a great job at that cemetary. Puts things in perspective.

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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One son serving now, his older brother a multi purple heart recipient, me , my wife, my dad and every male in my family since they landed on the potato boat have served at least one hitch. Some donated their lives some their limbs, some just got lucky. Am sure if all of them were alive now they would all agree it is an honor to be able to serve in the cause of freedom and liberty ( and mostly for your buddies serving with you).

Went through all their pictures last night going back to the Spanish American war through today.

Here is a pic of a visit to my relatives killed in D Day, 2 of them on the first morning/night St Mere Eglise buried in teh first two sections of the American cemetary in Normandy, the French do a great job at that cemetary. Puts things in perspective.

3rd ID (Rock of the Marne), 7th ID (Bayonet), 50 ID (NG), 4th training brigade (instructor "This We'll Defend")
Dad flew P51Ds out of Iwo, uncles were in the islands, cousins served in Nam, friends as well, brother was in Thailand, Okinawa, etc. USAF.
I got to police the Chicago riots.

Thank you for your service.
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All good for us that have done the service, but I have to say I been thinking about my friends kid over in Afgan with the 75th right now, hope he kicks some butt and gets home okay.
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A thousand thanks to all who served, and have served, here at home and around the world. I hope everyone joins me in appreciating your courage, commitment, and sacrifice.

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Thanks to all who serve their country (Remember, this is an International Forum!), whether they do it in the Military, or as a First Responder.

My Dad served in the USAF for 27 years, my sister was in the Army for 7 years.


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